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List of idioms beginning with F English lesson

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This lesson is following on from small list on English idioms, again you will be able to use the list below to learn any idioms that you read about or hear about you don't understand.

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Click on each letter of the alphabet to get the list of the idioms with an explanation of each.

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List of Idioms beginning with F

From cradle to grave- during the whole span of your life.

Face the music-to accept punishment for something you have done.

Feel the pinch- to have problems with money.

Fall on your own sword- to be cheated by someone you trust.

Feather in one's cap- something that you achieve and proud of.

Firing on all cylinders- work every possible way to succeed.

French leave- absent without permission, to take French leave is to leave a gathering without saying goodbye or without permission.

Fall on our feet- If you fall on your feet, you succeed in doing something where there was a risk of failure.

Fall on your sword- If someone falls on their sword, they resign or accept the consequences of what they have done wrong.

Fingers and thumbs- If you are all fingers and thumbs, you are being clumsy and not very skilled with your hands.

Finger in the pie- If you have a finger in the pie, you have an interest in something.

Flash in the pan- If something is a flash in the pan; it is very noticeable but doesn't last long, like most singers, who are very successful for a while, then forgotten.

Follow your nose- When giving directions, telling someone to follow their nose means that they should go straight ahead.

Fool's paradise- A fool's paradise is a false sense of happiness or success

Foot in mouth- This is used to describe someone who has just said something embarrassing, inappropriate, wrong or stupid

For a song- If you buy or sell something for a song, it is very cheap

For donkey's years- If people have done something, usually without much if any change, for an awfully long time, they can be said to have done it for donkey's years

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